Tag Archives: Depression

Square Deals for Occupy Wall Street

Markets are sacred. Its a defining principle of American economics; at least rhetorically. Americans hold fast to the idea that markets are more efficient than command economies. That’s probably true in most instances. The history of the twentieth century seems … Continue reading

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Relevant History – Progressive Progress Stalls After a Century

We know this is a late post seeing as how we’ve been in presidential campaign season for five years or so now, but this is the most appropriate time. Ninety nine years ago today, Theodore Roosevelt gave a speech, a … Continue reading

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Relevant History – Tariffs Have Worked Before, Could They Work Again?

Its time to take another look at tariffs. There, I said it, and I feel better for it. Tariffs were historically an enormous part of American fiscal policy. In 1792, tariffs on imported goods accounted for 95% of the Federal … Continue reading

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History Sucks – Where’s My Dishwasher?

* We were going to have commentary on the recent developments in Yemen, but would rather stay off too many lists. Score one for the Terrorists I suppose * Where is my dishwasher? I stood yesterday in my apartment (built … Continue reading

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Governor Perry is Wrong – Relevant History on Keynesianism

At Wednesday night’s Republican Presidential debate, Governor Rick Perry of Texas declared Keynesianism dead. The Obama administration had proven that those types of policies don’t work with his $800 billion stimulus bill in 2009. The only solution to the economy’s … Continue reading

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Relevant History – Economics and the Great Depression

Ray Medeiros has written an article over at Politicususa arguing that tax cuts for the wealthy don’t lead to job creation. Of course, this is an argument that goes back to the very heart of the Keynes vs. Supply Side … Continue reading

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